Gap Year Blog

Student stories from the road and gap year advice

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Identities Abroad: Gabrielle B.B.’s Gap Year
Written by Gabrielle B.B.

At 18, I graduated high school and knew I didn't want to jump straight into college; instead, I decided to take a gap year and…

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Alumni Spotlight:
Espi O.
Written by Espi O.

California native and EF Gap Semester alum Espi O. shares insights from her experience abroad: her gap began with two weeks of Guided Exploration in…

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Christine S.’ College Deferral Experience
Written by Christine S.

I’m the youngest of five kids, so when it came time to choose a school after countless college tours with my siblings, I knew exactly…

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Identities Abroad: Faith T. on Being a Black World Traveler
Written by Faith T.

Being a Black world traveler is certainly an interesting experience.  My very first time traveling abroad was in 2018 [when] I came to Japan on…

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Interview with EF Travel Support Specialist Katlyn T.

After interviewing fellow traveler Hampton S. about her experiences abroad, we wanted to flip the script on Katlyn T. and interview her! Our travelers may…

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A Gap Year with Hampton S.
Written by Katlyn T.

EF Student Life Coordinator Katlyn T. reflects on her a month-long journey through Europe with a cohort of EF Gap Year students and interviews fellow…

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Presenting Gap Wrapped: A 2022 Year in Review

With the New Year fast-approaching, we can’t help but reflect on the past 12 months. Thinking about all the incredible adventures, growth, and travel we…

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A Day in the Life: Gap Advisor Mae H. Visits Rancho Margot
Written by Mae H.

Every day on an EF Gap program is completely different: experience a day in the life of a student staying at Rancho Margot, an off-the-grid…

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Alumni Spotlight: Helen A.
Written by Helen A.

Helen, seasoned traveler and EF Gap Year alum, offers her advice on how to live in the moment while traveling abroad—advice that she practiced personally…

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